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Latin Americans Hope New Pope Understands Them—And Their Region

Latin Americans Hope New Pope Understands Them—And Their Region

If numbers were used to choose the next pope, he might come from Latin America. Four in 10 Catholics live in Latin America, more than any other region, and it is home to the countries with the two largest Catholic populations, Brazil and Mexico, respectively. continue reading »

Following Slower Than Expected Growth, Analysts Revise Brazil’s 2013 Forecast

Following Slower Than Expected Growth, Analysts Revise Brazil’s 2013 Forecast

Financial analysts have revised their 2013 growth forecasts for Brazil downward from 3.1 percent to 3.09 percent, the Brazilian Central Bank said in its Boletin Focus on Monday. continue reading »

Chevron Open to Mediation Over  $19 Billion Environmental Damage Fine

Chevron Open to Mediation Over $19 Billion Environmental Damage Fine

U.S. supermajor Chevron Corp. is open to having the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas, or ALBA, or the Union of South American Nations, or Unasur, mediate with Ecuador, a high-level company executive said. continue reading »

Brazilian Government to Spend $15 Billion to Expand Access to Water

Brazilian Government to Spend $15 Billion to Expand Access to Water

The Brazilian government remains committed to the goal of providing universal access to clean water, President Dilma Rousseff said Monday during her weekly radio program. continue reading »

Death Toll From Brazilian Club Fire Climbs to 240

Death Toll From Brazilian Club Fire Climbs to 240

A 25-year-old man, who suffered burns and poisoning from inhaling gases when a discotheque caught fire in southern Brazil last month, died Saturday morning, continue reading »

Brazilian Forces Launch Lightning Operation in Rio Favelas Ahead of Olympics

Brazilian Forces Launch Lightning Operation in Rio Favelas Ahead of Olympics

A lightning operation conducted without incident by Brazilian security forces early Sunday morning allowed authorities to regain control of two "favelas," or shantytowns, in a strategic part of Rio de Janeiro forming part of the roadway corridor for the 2016 Olympic Games. continue reading »

IACHR Condemns Murder Of Journalist In Brazil

IACHR Condemns Murder Of Journalist In Brazil

The Office of the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) condemns the murder of journalist Mafaldo Bezerra Goes, host of a radio program on the station FM Rio Jaguaribe, which occurred on February 22 in the city of Jaguaribe, state of CearĂ¡, in Brazil. continue reading »

Petrobras Reveals 28-Gallon Oil Leak Off Brazil’s coast

Petrobras Reveals 28-Gallon Oil Leak Off Brazil’s coast

Brazilian state-controlled oil company Petrobras said it discovered a 108-liter (28-gallon) oil leak off the coast of the southeastern state of Rio de Janeiro. continue reading »

Dilma Rousseff Launches Nuclear Sub Program in Brazil

Dilma Rousseff Launches Nuclear Sub Program in Brazil

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Friday inaugurated a naval installation that will make parts for conventional submarines - and eventually a nuclear-powered sub - under cooperation agreements signed with France in 2009. continue reading »

Brazil Bahia Region to Develop Cultural Heritage Tourism

Brazil Bahia Region to Develop Cultural Heritage Tourism

In Latin America news, the Bahia state of Brazil will be developing cultural heritage tourism to create jobs and reduce poverty in the area. continue reading »

Latin America News: Brazilian Economy Expected to Grow by 3.1% in 2013

Latin America News: Brazilian Economy Expected to Grow by 3.1% in 2013

Economists at Brazil's leading banks predict that Latin America's largest economy will grow by 3.1 percent in 2013, according to the results from the central bank's latest weekly survey. continue reading »

Dissident Blogger Yoani Sanchez: Younger Cuban VP is a Step Forward

Dissident Blogger Yoani Sanchez: Younger Cuban VP is a Step Forward

Cuban dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez said Sunday in Rio de Janeiro that the election of Miguel Diaz-Canel as first Cuban vice president is a step forward on the island not due to his ideological position bu continue reading »

Latin America News: Brazil’s Telefonica Profits Rise

Latin America News: Brazil’s Telefonica Profits Rise

In Latin America business news Brazil's Telefonica posted a profit of 2.1 percent from a year ago. Telefonica is the country's wireless communication leader. continue reading »

Matchbox Twenty Confirmed for ‘Rock in Rio 2013’

Matchbox Twenty Confirmed for ‘Rock in Rio 2013’

Veteran U.S. rock band Matchbox Twenty, with more than 30 million discs sold, will be one of the attractions at Rock in Rio 2013, the organizers announced Friday. continue reading »

Dozens of Brazilian Ports Shut Down as a Result of Strike

Dozens of Brazilian Ports Shut Down as a Result of Strike

A strike to protest the Brazilian government's plan to privatize several ports shut down at least 36 terminals for six hours on Friday, union spokespersons said. continue reading »